Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Our Grove, Hand Trees
The original inspiration came from At Second Street
I used scrapbook paper, canvas, and modge podge.
First, with some left over yellow paint I gave the canvas a nice coat of color.
Using my Cricut Plantin Schoolbook cartridge I cut oodles of leaves in different sizes, patterns, and variations of the leaf.
I couldn't fill a whole canvas with one kid so I decided to fit the whole family in!
I gathered all the family and drew an outline of their hand. I loosely placed each hand on the canvas to see where each tree would fit. With a pencil, I lightly sketched a "cloud" above each hand to guide my leaf placement.
I just went to town shaping my trees with podge coated leaves. I stuck the hand trunks of top and coated the whole thing with 5 coats of modge podge.
I did a Little Starry Night action with the modge podge in the background for texture and interest. (which couldn't be captured by my camera)
More of an afterthought, I added Our Grove in the corner with scraps.
Kaleen@ At Second Street gives a detailed tutorial with lots of photos.